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Photos: ‘Prototypes’ program offers women alternative to prison

Posted Apr 26, 2013


Prototypes, residential treatment program in Pomona, California, is part of the Second Chance Women’s Re-entry Court program, one of the first in the U.S. to focus on women. It offers a cost-saving alternative to prison for women who plead guilty to non-violent crimes and volunteer for treatment. Of the 297 women who have been through the court since 2007, 100 have graduated, and only 35 have been returned to state prison.

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